Saturday, July 12, 2014

Microsoft July Patch Tuesday updates

Microsoft has released a critical fix for vulnerabilities in its popular Internet Explorer web browser, as a part of its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update. The Internet Explorer (IE) update is one of two critical updates this month and could theoretically be used by hackers to mount remote code-execution attacks. Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek said, while serious, none of the vulnerabilities are zero-day, meaning their potential use to hackers is limited. "There are no zero-days open for IE, which would dictate the shortest turnaround possible for the installation of the patch, but nevertheless IT admins should schedule the IE patch for a quick installation," he said. The second critical bulletin relates to Microsoft's now ancient Windows XP Tablet Edition, and its Windows Journal note-taking application. <more>

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